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Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow - DVD

Includes:Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Part 1 - The Darkness Descends (1997) Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Part 3 - The Goths Ride East (1997) Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Part 5 - The Fight From Within (1997) Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Part 7 - The Citadel (1997) Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Part 9 - The Fall of the Swastikas (1997) Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Part 8 - False Dawn (1997) Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Part 6 - The Cauldron Boils (1997) Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Part 4 - Between Life and Death (1997) Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Part 2 - The Hour Before Midnight (1997) Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Part 10 - The Cult of Personality (1997) Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Part 1 - The Darkness Descends In this series of ten programs, PBS documents the history of the Russian people between 1924 and 1953, after the death of Lenin. The first episode covers the rise of Josef Stalin, who gained power despite cautionary statements by Lenin before he died. Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Pt. 1 -- The Darkness Descends discusses the violence Stalin dealt to his own people, including the downtrodden peasants, political foes, officers of the Red Army, and anyone else he considered to be an enemy. Henry Kissinger provides narration for the series. ~ Alice Day, All Movie Guide Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Part 3 - The Goths Ride East Under Stalin's regime, many Russians have been killed, from common peasants to high-ranking officers in the Soviet Army. When Hitler's troops march into Russia in a blitzkrieg attack, the surprised Russians fall back. Despite Stalin's decree that no cities surrender, Kiev, Minsk, and Smolensk give in. Stalin denounces the captured Russians as traitors, and sends their wives to labor camps. Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Pt. 3: The Goths Ride East follows the progress of the Germans as they advance to the gates of Moscow. ~ Alice Day, All Movie Guide Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Part 5 - The Fight From Within In the Nazi-captured regions of Russia, the life of villagers went from bad to worse. In this fifth episode of the series, first shown on PBS, the initial optimism of peasants quickly dissipated when Hitler's forces began to display their utter disdain of Soviet citizens. Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Pt. 5 -- The Fight From Within reveals the role of the Partisan resistance movement, whose first efforts were not sanctioned by Stalin. As their numbers grew, Stalin gave them support, and increased their power, ordering them to kill anyone suspected of disloyalty. ~ Alice Day, All Movie Guide Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Part 7 - The Citadel As the Russians began to make gains against the German army, both sides began to see the importance of the region of Kursk. After the harsh Russian winter, both sides had time to regroup during the spring. Russian factories churned out fresh supplies of war machinery, and Hitler unveiled his new plan, known as the Citadel in Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Pt. 7 -- The Citadel. The July 5, 1943, meeting of the two opposing forces at Kursk became the biggest tank battle ever fought, utilizing six thousand tanks, four thousand aircraft, and two million soldiers. ~ Alice Day, All Movie Guide Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Part 9 - The Fall of the Swastikas In 1944, the end is approaching for Hitler, who is forced to retreat as Russian troops advance on Berlin. Outnumbered by now, having suffered enormous losses during Operation Bagration in Belorussia, Hitler orders his men to stand fast, and not surrender Berlin, but it is too late. Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Pt. 9 -- The Fall of the Swastika, the fall of Berlin occurs shortly after Hitler commits suicide. Henry Kissinger is the narrator for this series of programs, which includes guest appearances by scholars of Russian history. ~ Alice Day, All Movie Guide Russia's War: Blood Upon the Sno

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Released - Tuesday, November 24 , 2009
  • Distributed by - Koch Vision
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